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What's on in Kent in June?

PUBLISHED: 10:16 29 May 2019

Find Foals in the forest at Bedgebury Pinetum

Find Foals in the forest at Bedgebury Pinetum


Our selection of top events and diary dates for this month in Kent


- Horrible Histories (until 2 Jun)

In the Terrible Tudors (30 May and 2 Jun), witness the horrible 'Henries' to the end of evil Elizabeth. And find out about the fascinating Pharaohs and the power of the pyramids in Awful Egyptians (31 May and 1 Jun).

Tickets: £10.50 to £17.50. 01227 787787. Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

- Terror (until 16 Jun)

A hijacked plane is heading towards a packed football stadium. Ignoring orders, a fighter pilot shoots the plane down - killing 164 people to save 70,000. Put on trial for murder, the audience must determine the verdict and his fate. Taking place in a real courtroom in a secret location, further instructions will be provided before the event.

Tickets: From £30. 01892 678678 (Trinity Theatre). Tunbridge Wells

- Velvet (6 Jun)

A drama exploring harassment within the entertainment industry set against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement.

Tickets: £13.75. 01227 787787. Marlowe Studio, Canterbury

- Mindgame (18 to 22 Jun)

When crime writer Mark Styler tries to get an interview with a notorious serial killer, he has no idea what he's walking into. A truly mind-bending thriller.

Tickets: £22. 020 3285 6000. Churchill Theatre, Bromley

- Sirens (26 Jun)

A 'Riot Grrrl' inspired rebellion against social norms, with an ancient Greek flavour.

Tickets: £13.75. 01227 787787. Marlowe Studio, Canterbury



- Jools Holland (12 and 13 Jun)

From playing pubs in the East End docks as a teenage greaser, to leading his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Jools hits the road again with his latest show.

Tickets: £39 to £44.50. 01227 787787. Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

- Foals (14 Jun)

From playing chaotic house parties in their home city of Oxford to headlining festivals across Europe, Foals' trajectory has been remarkable. The band is joined by special guest Yak.

Tickets: £39.50. 03000 680400. Bedgebury Pinetum, Goudhurst

- Philharmonia Orchestra (14 Jun)

Two Elgar masterpieces (Introduction & Allegro and Engima Variations) frame two Scottish works: the Second Percussion Concerto by James MacMillan and the evocative Land Of The Mountain And The Flood by Hamish MacCunn.

Tickets: £13.25 to £36.25. 01227 787787. Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

- Hacienda Classical (15 Jun)

The set is played as a continuous live mix where DJs who shaped the original Haçienda club sound perform alongside the Manchester Camerata Orchestra.

Tickets: £38.50. 03000 680400. Bedgebury Pinetum, Goudhurst

- Paul Weller (16 Jun)

The Modfather made his Forest Live debut in 2004 and he's back!

Tickets: £48.50. 03000 680400. Bedgebury Pinetum, Goudhurst

- Club Tropicana (17 to 22 Jun)

Welcome to the Club Tropicana Hotel, where all the family can enjoy the ultimate holiday musical.

Tickets: £12.75 to £56. 01227 787787. Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

- Elgar: The Apostles (22 Jun)

The Canterbury Choral Society and Youth Choir, along with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, perform an epic concert. The Apostles is a great challenge for all performers, with its scope and range of vision.

canterburyticketshop.com. Canterbury Cathedral

- Rock Of Ages (24 to 29 Jun)

Enjoy an LA love story liberally lavished with more than 25 classic rock anthems.

Tickets: £12.25 to £63.75. 01227 787787. Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

- Sounds Of The 60s (30 Jun)

BBC Radio 2's popular Sounds Of The 60s series takes to the road with a new live show hosted by iconic DJ Tony Blackburn. Featuring songs, stories and memories from the golden decade of pop music performed live by the All Star Band & Singers, this show promises to be a nostalgia trip like no other.

Tickets: £32.50. 020 3285 6000. Churchill Theatre, Bromley



- Paul Merton (4 Jun)

Paul Merton, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Suki Webster, Mike McShane and accompanist Kirsty Newton are back on the road with another evening of mind-blowing improvisation.

Tickets: £27, 020 3285 6000. Churchill Theatre, Bromley

- Arthur Smith (7 Jun)

Join the comedian, writer and broadcaster in an evening of off-the-wall humour.

Tickets: £15; £13 (concs). 01732 304241. EMF Theatre, Tonbridge School

- Slutty Joan (7 Jun)

Multi award-winning comic Harriet Kemsley 'pulls her skirt out of her pants' and shames slut shaming in her new tour.

Tickets: £11.25. 01227 787787. Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

- Rose Tinted (8 Jun)

Angela Barnes is fed up of the news! She's anxious, she's depressed and she's fatigued. The world is going to hell in a handcart and Angela, a natural pessimist, is fed up of commentating on it all. So can a renowned pessimist look on the bright side and pop on some rose-tinted specs to make the bad stuff go away? Just for a little bit?

01303 760750. Quarterhouse, Folkestone

- Jay Foreman (9 Jun)

A devilishly cheeky hour of songs, poems and comedy for children of all ages from award-winning musical comedian Jay Foreman.

Tickets: £10. 01732 304241. EMF Studio, Tonbridge School

- Jasper Carrott (10 and 11 Jun)

Comedy legend Jasper Carrott is back with a new stand up show alongside his musical compatriots, the Bev Bevan Band.Tickets: £32.50 (10 Jun, The Marlowe Theatre); £27 (11 Jun, Churchill Theatre)

01227 787787 (The Marlowe Theatre); 020 3285 6000 (Churchill Theatre)

- Comedy Lock-In (13 Jun)

The boys are back for another evening of improvised anarchy with some of the biggest names in comedy including special guest Lost Voice Guy.

Tickets: £11.25. 01227 787787. Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury


Out & about

- Huguenot Herbs (1 Jun)

Explore the history and properties of herbs beloved of the Huguenots and create a distinctive watercolour painting.

Tickets: £30, 01634 789347. Huguenot Museum, Rochester

- How They Got There (until 2 Jun)

How the intrepid explorers of the last millennium achieved so much with a varying selection of technology and knowledge.

Tickets: £10 (adult); £6 (child). 01892 870307. Penshurst Place, nr Tonbridge

- Pirate's Life For Me (until 2 Jun)

Climb aboard HMS Gannet, transformed into the Dockyard's very own pirate ship. Guaranteed swashbuckling fun with the pirate crew. The V&A's touring exhibition takes up residence and looks at pirates as characters in children's culture and as icons in the popular imagination. Arrr!

Tickets: £15 to £66. 01634 823800. Chatham Historic Dockyard

- Big Forest Find (until 2 Jun)

Come and join the biggest-ever survey of England's forest wildlife. Take part in the Big Forest Find and learn about recording the plants, insects, birds and animals you encounter.

Tickets: Free, but vehicle admission fees apply. 01580 879820. Bedgebury Pinetum, Goudhurst

- Little Gardens (2 Jun)

The 'Little Gardens of Sandwich' will once again open up a host of hidden gardens in one of Kent's most charming medieval towns. Find ideas and inspiration for your own garden.

Tickets: £7.50. 01304 617197

- Gin tasting (7 Jun)

Gin enthusiasts will be able to learn from an expert in the Baron's Hall about the varied botanicals used in making their favourite gins, as well as tasting a selection of local smaller batch gins.

Tickets: £30. Penshurst Place, nr Tonbridge

- Herbal healing (12 Jun)

Mandy Rickard, herbalist and aromatherapist, is giving a workshop on distilling hydrosols for herbal healing. Experience every stage in the process, from picking buds through to distillation and bottling, in a stunning setting.

Tickets: £30. 01795 890202. Belmont House, Faversham

- Father's Day (15 and 16 Jun)

Say thank you to your dad by taking him to view some classic cars and super car displays. See more than 100 striking Alpha Romeos (Saturday) and around 50 stunning Ferraris (Sunday) as part of the two-day event. Children will also be able to make a special decoration for dad.

Tickets: £9.40 to £41.10. 01732 865224. Hever Castle, Edenbridge

- Church Fair (15 Jun)

There'll be lots to do, see and buy at St Bartholomew's Church Fair, including plants, cakes, books and gifts. Barbeque from 1.30pm.

Village Green, Otford

- Tonbridge Carnival (16 Jun)

The annual event begins with a procession of bands, walking groups, floats and majorettes through the High Street to Tonbridge Castle, where a fête then takes place on Castle lawn and in Castle Walk.

Tickets: Free. Tonbridge High Street

- Classic cars (29 Jun)

Admire around 100 classic cars at this special rally, where £5 of every admission goes to the Henry Spink Foundation, a charity that helps families of children with severe disabilities.

Tickets: £15 (adult); child free. 01322 862114. Lullingstone Castle, Eynsford

- Vintage fair (30 Jun)

Chiddingstone Castle Summer Vintage Fair offers entertainment as well as the chance to bag yourself some vintage swag.

Tickets: £6 (adult); £2 (child). 01892 870347. Chiddingstone Castle


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